NBC 6 News sister station KBTV in Beaumont, Texas, reports a massive care pileup on Interstate 10 has shut down the highway in both directions on the busiest travel day of the year.
The accident is near Mile Marker 331, between Taylor's Bayou and Hamshire Road in Jefferson County, Texas.
Texas Department of Public Safety spokesperson Stephanie Davis reported that at least 50 cars sustained damage and authorities report about 80 people are injured. Several hundred more cars are stuck on scene.
A mass casualty request was put out to all local hospitals and numerous emergency vehicles are on-scene, enroute to hospitals and enroute to the scene. Authorities report that at least 50 cars were involved in the accident, and estimate around 80 people were injured.
Texas State Troopers blame dense fog for the wreck; troopers heading to the scene shortly after the first call, this morning at around 8:45, said they had trouble seeing in front of them because of the fog.
There are accidents in both directions of travel, and the cleanup and investigation could take all day.
Authorities advise those travelling to Houston should take Highway 90 to the beltway.